Tag Archives: butterflies

New butterfly species found in forests of Arunachal | Zee News

From zeenews.india.com | July 10, 2015 The discovery of this butterfly christened as the Banded Tit (Hypolycaena Narada), was announced by state Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife and Biodiversity) Dr Yogesh here on Friday. “This discovery underscores the unparalleled biodiversity of the state,” he remarked. The Banded Tit is a denizen of low-lying evergreen forests of Changlang and has an interesting life cycle. The adult butterflies live only for approximately two …

Officials to Create ‘Butterfly Highway’ to Save Species | Ecorazzi

By Natalia Lima |May 22, 2015 A lot of people drive daily on I-35 and soon they might be sharing the road with some unusual commuters: Monarch butterflies. The Fish and Wildlife Service has announced it wants to build a highway-side corridor for Monarch butterflies in an effort to save the species from possible extinction. The plan is to line I-35, the highway that extends from Mexico to Minnesota, with milkweed, the Monarch’s preferred plant for shelter and food. “Reversing the decline …

Butterfly on the brink of extinction is fighting back at last | Customs Today Newspaper

Reported by: Customstoday.com | April 3, 2015 LONDON: Warmer weather in 2014 has led to an increase the numbers of certain butterflies in the U.K. This includes the critically endangered High Brown Fritillary. While some butterflies in the world are facing problems, such as the North American Monarch, other parts of the globe have seen a slight revival in numbers and incidences of certain species. Of 56 key indicator species, some 32 increased across 2014 according to a new survey run by the …

New lobster-like predator found in 508 million-year-old fossil-rich site | EurekAlert! Science News

From EurekAlert! | University of Toronto | March 27, 2015 TORONTO, ON – What do butterflies, spiders and lobsters have in common? They are all surviving relatives of a newly identified species called Yawunik kootenayi, a marine creature with two pairs of eyes and prominent grasping appendages that lived as much as 508 million years ago – more than 250 million years before the first dinosaur. The fossil was identified by an international team led by palaeontologists at the University …